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Community Calendar:
Local City Meetings

Pasadena – Altadena:
Altadena Police Blotter
Pet of the Week

South Pasadena / San Marino:

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Food, Drink & More:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
Julie's Favorite Family Recipes
Happy Tails
The Joy of Yoga
Katnip News!

The Good Life:
… This and That
Senior Happenings

The World Around Us:
Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

F. Y. I. :

Section B:

Arts and More:
Jeff's Book Pics
All Things
Family Matters
Sean's Shameless Reviews
On the Marquee

Legal Notices (1):

Opinion … Left/Right:
Will Durst
Phil Kerpen
Dick Polman
Tom Purcell
The Funnies

Legal Notices (2):

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Newspaper Fun!

F. Y. I. :

Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Katie Hopkins
Sean Kayden
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder
Keely Totten

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Local Area 
News Briefs

City Marks Spot of 

the First Cheeseburger


Altadena motorcyclist 
Killed New Years Day 

 City officials unveiled a plaque 
Thursday morning that marks 
the place in West Pasadena 
where historians say the first 
cheeseburger was made and 
served to a customer.

 “Pasadena spends a lot a time 
focused on ceremonies, some 
of them are very serious, the 
founding of certain institutions, 
Caltech or the building of the 
Civic Center in the 1920s,” 
Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek 
said. “Some of them are less 
serious like the Doo Dah 
parade. This one is somewhere 
in the middle.”

The new commemorative 
inscription reads “On this site 
in 1924, sixteen year-old Lionel 
Stermberger first put cheese on 
a hamburger and served it to a 
customer, thereby inventing the 
cheeseburger. The ‘Aristocratic 
Burger’ at the Rite Spot is the 
first instance of a hamburger 
with cheese being served to a 

 The plaque is now in front of 
the LA Financial Credit Union 
1520 West Colorado Boulevard.

 Pasadena Chamber CEO 
Paul Little said. “In the city 
where Julia Child was born, 
so many ‘firsts’ have happened 
and the world’s attention is 
focused on New Year’s Day, 
we thought it appropriate to 
commemorate the invention of 
the cheeseburger, as well.”

 The unveiling was done as a 
kickoff to Cheeseburger Week 
starting Sunday through Jan. 

 Forty of Pasadena’s favorite 
restaurants, lounges and burger 
joints will offer their signature 
burgers, some special creations 
and deals during Pasadena 
Cheeseburger Week. 

 For more information visit

 Police arrested a Pasadena 
man early Sunday morning 
in connection to a crash 
that left a 57-year-old man 

 According to police Shawn 
Antonio, 42, of Pasadena, 
turned left in front of the 
victim riding a motorcycle 
south on Fair Oaks Avenue 
around 4:30 a.m. The man 
was transported to a local 
hospital where he died. 

Police arrested Antonio 
on suspicion felony DUI 
and gross vehicular 

 The accident happened 
at the intersection of 
Fair Oaks Avenue and 
Washington Boulevard.

Anyone with more 
information is asked to call 
police (626) 744-4501.

First local candidate 
debate to be held at PCC

 The public will get the first 
chance Tuesday night to hear 
candidates running for City 
Council seats. District 5 
Councilman Victor Gordo 
will debate Aida Morales 
and Krystal Lopez Podley. 
Incumbent Councilmember 
Andy Wilson will debate 
Alejandro Menchaca, Sheena 
Tahilramani, Bryan Witt and 
Phil Hosp. 

 The debate, 6:15 p.m. in the 
Creveling Lounge at PCC, 570 
E Colorado Blvd. 

Altadena Chamber Citizen 
and Business Of The Year

An Homage 
to Julia Child

Police make few arrests 
over the New Year’s

 French Cooking 
Demonstration with 

 Police said only seven 
people were arrested Sunday, 
the night before the Rose 
Parade. Of these two people 
were arrested for trespassing 
after entering boarded up 
buildings along the parade 
route. Five were arrested for 
public intoxication.

 Police said the low numbers 
relate to the parade being on 
Jan. 2 and restricting camping 
on New Year’s Eve.

 Allendale Branch Library 
presents “An Homage 
to Julia Child,” a French 
cooking demonstration with 
Isabelle Camps-Campins, on 
Saturday, January 21, at 2:00 

Isabelle Camps-Campins first 
heard of Julia Child when she 
came to California in 2006. 
Having spent her formative 
years in both Trinidad and 
Tobago and France, where 
girls learn to cook at a very 
early age, her path crossed 
only occasionally with world 
renowned chef Jacques Pepin. 
Through her visits to the 
Allendale Branch Library, 
Isabelle quickly discovered 
this bright and courageous 
woman who hailed from 
Pasadena: a woman who 
crossed fearlessly the great 
divide of the United States and 
France, bringing the rather 
intimidating French cuisine 
to a wide cross-section of 
American homes. 

 Isabelle is honored to 
show her respect for this 
bastion of French cuisine by 
demonstrating two dishes 
from Julia Child’s book, 
Mastering the Art of French 
Cooking, Volume 2. The 
main dish is Bouillabaisse de 
Poulet (chicken poached in 
white wine with Provencal 
vegetables, herbs, and 
flavorings). Isabelle holds 
this dish, which hails from 
the large Mediterranean 
region of Provence, close 
to her heart, with all its 
robust and earthy flavors, 
used on a daily basis in most 
households. It will be served 
with a final touch of Rouille 
Sauce (a garlic, pimento, and 
chili pepper sauce).The first 
forty attendees will receive 
a ticket to sample the dishes 
presented by Isabelle.

 The library will also present a 
display of books, audiobooks, 
and DVDs by and about Julia 
Child. For more information 
call (626) 744-7260 or visit 


Mary and Patrick Gothard

 Open Studios Alta/Pasa/
Dena: The Artists Next Door, 
A neighborhood activist and 
an organization that promotes 
and supports local artists 
were named as Citizen and 
Business of the Year for 2016 
by the Altadena Chamber 
of Commerce and Civic 

 Author Elliot M. Gold, co-
founder of the Altadena 
Coalition of Neighborhood 
Associations (ACONA), was 
named Citizen of the Year for 
his lifetime of work bringing 
neighbors together. Business of 
the Year went to Open Studios 
Alta/Pasa/Dena, which hosts 
a twice-yearly tour of artist 
studios in Altadena and north 

 Elliot M. Gold has spent 45 
years in Altadena building up 
his neighborhood -- and the 
neighborhood is all of Altadena.

 Gold, 72, was named 2016 
Citizen of the Year as one of 
the founders of the Altadena 
Coalition Of Neighborhood 
Associations (ACONA), an 
“association of associations” 
seeking answers for local 
concerns. The godfather 
of the “Upside-Down T” 
neighborhood association, 
Gold has spent a lifetime 
putting neighbors together.

 For the past three years, 
Mary and Patrick Gothard 
and Open Studios Alta/Pasa/
Dena has opened up the artistic 
treasure of Altadena and 
northern Pasadena to the wider 
community. Two weekends a 
year, Open Studios holds a free 
self-guided public tour where 
area artists share their studios 
and their art. 

 The event has blossomed -- 
the first weekend in December 
2013 had 16 artists in four 
locations. The most recent tour, 
in December 2016, included 
50 artists in 24 locations. The 
2016 summer show had 76 
artists participating, and there 
is a mailing list of more than 
100 artists.

 “When we first started it, 
it was to introduce artists to 
the community where we 
all work and play,” Gothard 
said. “That way neighbors can 
know neighbors, friends can 
know friends, and artists can 
get together with like-minded 

 The winners will be honored at 
the Chamber’s Annual Awards 
and Installation Dinner on 
Feb. 3, at the Altadena Town & 
Country Club.

Story and Photos By Dean Lee 

 Thousands of parade goers lined Colorado Blvd under 
dark threatening skies Monday for this year’s Rose 
Parade themed “Echoes of Success —a fitting title for an 
almost flawless parade.

Again, this year the parade was filled with local entrees 
including La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses 
Association entrée Backyard Rocketeer (pictured 
top) that won the Bob Hope Humor Trophy for most 
comical and amusing entry. The float played tribute the 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA as a boy dream of 
space with his dog while encountering an alien friend 

Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and his family (pictured 
middle top left) made their way down Colorado Blvd. in 
a 1907 Autocar Bus with a 18 hp twin-cylinder engine, 
“For a 110 year old car, its allowed to smoke a little, 
Tornek joked after the parade. White smoke engulfed 
the bus as it turned through TV corner. 

 Tournament of Roses President Brand Ratliff and his 
family (pictured middle bottom left) were transported 
by the Borax wagon Twenty Mule Team, mimicking the 
events of 100 years ago — the anniversary of Borax’s 
first appearance in the Parade. Ratliff’s father, Dick E. 
Ratliff was also Tournament president in 1999 and used 
the Borax team.

 The 99th Rose Queen Victoria Cecilia Castellanos 
and the Royal Court Audrey Mariam Cameron; Maya 
Kawaguchi Khan; Shannon Tracy Larsuel; Autumn 
Marie Lundy; Natalie Rose Petrosian; and Lauren ‘Emi’ 
Emiko Powers, (Pictured middle right) made their way 
down the parade —all using a royal wave. 

 This year Trader Joe’s Rose Parade float “All Aboard! 
50 Years of Serving the Best...” (Pictured bottom) made 
a nod to the past a Time Machine’ reference and the 
meter turning back to 1967, the date related to opening 
of the first Trader Joe’s in Pasadena on Arroyo Parkway 
just a few blocks from the parade route. The float won 
the Tournament Special Trophy for Exceptional merit 
in multiple classifications.

 This year’s parade was on Jan. 2 because The Tournament 
of Roses has had a “Never on Sunday” tradition since 
1893. Tournament wanted to avoid frightening horses 
that would be hitched outside churches and thus 
interfering with worship services so the events were 
moved to the next day, January 2. Though horses are 
no longer outside local churches, the tradition remains 
to this day.

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